What Others are Saying
Dr. Phil Jeske’s course on mentoring is one of the best materials I have ever come across. It helps not only build strong relationships on the right biblical foundation, but enables future leaders to understand their character, to find their place in the Body of Christ, and to have a long range perspective. Pastor Valera Selezneva, Founder/Overseer Family of Churches, Russia
This is a proven, cross-cultural model of leadership development that comes with lots of practical experience. It is not a book that increases the stress (i.e.“I should be doing this!”) but instead eliminates this pressure by creating a framework whereby the material can be worked through step by step with others. Axel Nehlsen, Director, Intercity Christian Network, Together for Berlin, Germany
Mentoring Thru Intentional Relationships has been the best resource for putting the concept of mentoring into action. It has changed the way we relate to developing leaders and pastors. We highly recommend it as a practical guide for people who are serious about investing in the lives of others in a meaningful way. Doug & Rebecca Friesen, Pastors/Ministry Coaches, MCNet Canada
Regardless of how often Phil teaches on the subject of mentoring, he is able to keep it fresh and alive. He ministers from his life experiences and biblical convictions by conveying to his listeners his passion to reach to believers around the world and provide a model that will help train the next generation of leaders. This new edition will assist you in modeling spiritual growth and development with those who you mentor. Gary Cooper, Missionary/Teacher Living Word Mission, Europe
The self-reflection that can result from Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships is a powerful growth experience and gives new insights about oneself. It provides an opportunity for renewal and regeneration – it a special transformation gift. Deodatus Mwamba, Missionary/Teacher MCNet, West Africa
About the Manual
Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships – Guide 1 is the first of two Guides (200 pages each). It begins the mentoring journey by guiding the discussion of the mentoring relationship in six key areas. Each of the two sections, which look at the mentoree as a PERSON and a DISCIPLE, have three chapters. In the first section, Personality Style, Giftings, and Calling are discussed in order to facilitate self discovery and personal growth. In the second section, three critical areas which will determine an individual’s personal and professional effectiveness are considered. Understanding how to live the Spiritual Disciples, how to master the Three Challenges (Money, Sex, Power), and learning to follow God’s Leading are examined, as they are essential for not only personal growth, but also ministry effectiveness.
The issues in this Guide are fundamental for the emerging and seasoned leader alike. This Guide lays a foundation for the second volume: Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships – Guide 2. While Guide 2 helps the mentoree understand leadership and how to be effective, Guide 1 is a necessary foundation upon which to implement the principles found in Guide 2. So as you begin this journey, you are joining many who have begun this process before you and are now leaving a legacy for others. This resource will equip you grow personally and in your capacity to minister to others, as well as provide a resource for you to mentor others along the journey.
Mentoring thru Intentional Relationships is a resource that thousands on several continents have used since it was first published in 2003. It has been translated into several languages and leaders have been equipped, developed, and released for service as they have been mentored using this resource. In a recent book (Mentoring Intelligence, 2011), Dr. Jeske examines the barriers to mentoring and why, for all the discussion regarding mentoring, there remains a leadership crisis in the Church around the world. However, this Guide is not so much a book about mentoring, but rather a tool to help you engage in the mentoring process. This 10th year anniversary edition has been expanded into two guides which include new evaluation tools, more resources, as well as a new Introduction to Mentoring.
Phil Jeske (PhD) has become a specialist in the field of equipping others to develop leaders through the process of mentoring. He and his team travel extensively serving leaders and churches around the world as cross-cultural ministry coaches and consultants. Together with his wife and daughter he has lived in Africa and Europe. They and their adult daughter currently reside near Vancouver, Canada.